56 evenrude?

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by river scum, May 8, 2006.

  1. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    hey guys hope you had a good winter and are having a better spring. im trying to get fishgeek aka matt a motor setup going. we need to make his 56 30hp rude a long shaft. what years and hp sizes are interchangable? we have a 73 40hp long shaft at our disposal will it fit?

    thx guys talk to ya soon:tim
     
  2. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    I don't think they will interchange. Check your bolt patterns and size. I had an old Buccaneer 25horse that I pushed a 16ft. john with for about 4 years. Never had any problems with it. Why are you changing it? If it runs, slap it on there and go fishin.
    Don
     

  3. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    No it won't work. I have cut the transoms down on some boats to accomodate a short shaft engine.
     
  4. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    thx for the reply bobpaul. cant get lucky all the time,eh.